Born in 1988 in Saigon, Vietnam, Ocean Vuong is an undergraduate English Major at Brooklyn College, CUNY. His poems have received an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Beatrice Dubin Rose Award, and the Connecticut Poetry Society's Al Savard Award, as well as two Pushcart Prize nominations. His work has appeared in Word Riot, Kartika Review, Lantern Review, SOFTBLOW, Asia Literary Review, and PANK, among others. BURNINGS is his first chapbook. He lives in New York.